Dec 3, 2012 2:00am PST
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
across japan. >>> the mayor of newark, new jersey, is taking the food stamp challenge. we're talking about corey booker. he will only be eating what he can afford to buy this week. he'll have just 33 dlrs $33 to with. that's the average weekly food stamp benefit in his state per day. booker is already tweeting that he will be giving up coffee because he won't be able to afford it. i love this story. i know you do, too, soledad. >> i to, too. because mostly i thought -- i've never really thought about how much money people who are on food stamps actually get. then how do they navigate their way through buying. when he started tweeting about it, and i follow him on twitter, i started thinking, i never really thought about how do you feed a family on a certain amount of money. it will be an interesting experiment. it will really be insightful for people who fortunately don't have to deal with that issue and we'll learn a lot. >>> another money issue is the fiscal cliff. in something like, what, 29 days now we're going to hit the fiscal cliff. spending cuts, tax hikes. until lawmakers ca
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
22nd. newark mayor cory booker is starting his food stamp challenge tomorrow and over the weekend he went out and bought $29.78 worth of food for the week. that is a little bit less than what the average new jersey recipient got from the federal supplemental nutritionist assistance program or snap in 2011. other public official have taken the challenge. i remember reporting it on it years ago. several members of congress have done it. also the mayors of las vegas and phoenix and former utah governor jon huntsman. booker came to the challenge on twitter with a follower who was is asking why it is kids need nutrition in school if they have access to food stamps. that twitter follower is supposed to be taking the challenge alongside booker as well. >> alarming news out of syria. the ap reporting syria has been moving around chemical components in the last week. secretary of state clinton is underscoring president obama's warning that if the syrian government uses chemical weapons, the u.s. will take acti